Community event celebrates diversity in Hartlepool

Circus skills at the De Bruce area community event. Picture: Tom Banks.
Circus skills at the De Bruce area community event. Picture: Tom Banks.

A community event in Hartlepool promoting greater awareness and understanding of different cultures was a big hit with families.

St Hild’s School played host to the The De Bruce Area Community Event which included African drumming, traditional Chinese and Sri Lankan dance performances and circus skills workshops for children.

Young children enjoying the De Bruce area community event. Picture: Tom Banks.

Young children enjoying the De Bruce area community event. Picture: Tom Banks.

The event aimed to raise awareness and understanding of the diverse nature of many local communities.

It was supported by De Bruce ward’s councillors Stephen Thomas, Rob Cook and Brenda Harrison.

Coun Thomas said: “We were delighted to see so many people from across the town come together to enjoy our recent De Bruce area community event.

“The day was a big hit among families, with visitors of all ages enjoying the many activities on offer, including African drumming, kite-making, face painting, a balloon-modelling workshop and more.

Sri Lankan dancing at the De Bruce area community event. Picture: Tom Banks.

Sri Lankan dancing at the De Bruce area community event. Picture: Tom Banks.

“It was good to see so many people of different backgrounds come together and enjoy the event, and we look forward to planning many more events of this nature.”

Other activities on the day included a community art project, multi-sports, henna and cotton eyebrows, foods from around the world, and a range of advice and information stalls from partner agencies.